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Old Nov 18, 2012, 04:53 PM
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cool, thanks!

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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:31 PM
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8FG + telemetry http://www.acteurope.de/html/sender_...3d-futaba.html

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:40 AM
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looks like a Japanese cartoon character...
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:04 AM
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I agree that’s a little goofy looking but that would be a nice conversion.

Someone should do an English build log. I wonder how much the parts cost in the US?

Will that work with a standard FASSTest receiver? If not I won’t be interested?


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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:06 AM
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Unless the parts are FCC certified and the work is done by a licensed technician this would likely not be a legal conversion in the US. Altering the RF deck alone raises questions of legality.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:18 AM
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I would agree that to get the absolute, best possible installation, such a tool might be helpful. Of course you'd probably have to fly it to an extreme range to test it. All that I'm saying is that for normal flying with a Futaba system, this type of tool is not necessary. I tired to be funny with my original comment (see the big grin) but I guess I failed.
I assume receiver signal loss fail safe settings will be removed after this since this is a non-issue.

Wouldnt knowing signal strength also help in noisy RF environments ?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:26 AM
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well you get signal strength in the link from Rx to Tx i being monitored. I think this has been covered already
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:40 PM
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looks like a Japanese cartoon character...
Now that's funny right there

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Unless the parts are FCC certified and the work is done by a licensed technician this would likely not be a legal conversion in the US. Altering the RF deck alone raises questions of legality.
These guys have been making top-shelf RC equipment for years in Europe (Have a look at their site). I have no idea whether they are FCC certified, which is an important requirement for US use, but they are legal in Europe. However, I suspect that their system needs an external Telemetry display, which for me defeats the purpose. I like keeping it nice and simple with everything onboard. This is where the 14SG still looks good to me. Plus it would let me continue use my current FASST receivers. I am still waiting to get a bit more clarity on the telemetry functionality before I make the plunge though.

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:47 PM
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My comments had nothing to do with quality or anything else beyond stating that for users in the USA they might need to make certain that the equipment is FCC certified and is legal to use here.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:23 PM
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I get a feeling you are arguing just for the sake of argument. I fully agreed with your statement about FCC certification being required for use in the US.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:11 PM
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Not at all. You started off mentioning that they make great stuff and I just wanted to be sure that i was clear that I was not saying anything bad about them. Next thing you know you see posts saying I bad mouthed them or something. That was my only reason for responding.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:38 PM
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OK, in that case, sorry for the misunderstanding...

Back to the 14SG
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:50 AM
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Futaba has the best systems???....no they don't!

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Simple Futaba has the best system out there hands down. I will also be getting the 14sg. Again why simple its the best system. I would never trust a $2000 plus plane to a substandard system.
I look at Jr/spectrum and how many different modulations have they gone through its ridiculous. Futaba has put out a great system. Does it cost a little bit more sure but I would rather pay a little more for piece of mind than watch my money fall to the earth out of control because I bought the economy radio system from brand x.
and one more thing why do you need the screen on top of your radio for telemetry? Why would you be looking down at your transmitter while flying anyways. Just another way to crash a plane I guess.


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If Futaba had the best systems they would have Model Match like the Spektrum radios have.....but they do not. You can fly a Futaba controlled model and forget to turn it off....then switch to another one and who knows what would happen to that one left on!

The Spektrum's with advanced Model Match will only control the model you have selected from the transmitter....no problem leaving anything on! THAT is the best system out there......period!

Futaba may have higher quality transmitters but Model Match is more important to have!

I feel much safer when using my Spektrum DX8 with DSMx then I do when having multiple models with my 14mz!

I figured once Futaba came out with telemetry they could figure out some way to use it for the transmitter to say that there was a model mismatch but that hasn't happened. This would be different from Spektrum's system.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:04 AM
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The Futaba F8G can be programmed to force you to confirm your model selection before it turns on the RF. If you can't be bothered to look at your selection then................
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If Futaba had the best systems they would have Model Match like the Spektrum radios have.....but they do not. You can fly a Futaba controlled model and forget to turn it off....then switch to another one and who knows what would happen to that one left on!

The Spektrum's with advanced Model Match will only control the model you have selected from the transmitter....no problem leaving anything on! THAT is the best system out there......period!

Futaba may have higher quality transmitters but Model Match is more important to have!
It may be more important to you and that is fine but not everyone may make the same judgement My main concern is reliability of the radio link and so far everything I have personally witnessed leads me to think Futaba is either the best or equal with the best. Totally subjective of course but my experiences matter to me
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